coral bleaching

Engineering Reef Resiliency with CRISPR Gene Editing to Counter Climate Change

2021-04-21T20:37:36-07:00 April 21st, 2021|Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Issue I, Volume XXI|

Abstract Coral reef ecosystems have been suffering from the consequences of climate change. Coral bleaching, a result of warming ocean temperatures, has caused a mass die-off of coral reefs around the world, emphasizing the importance of protecting coral reefs to save marine ecosystems and coastal societies. Engineers have been experimenting with CRISPR/Cas9, gene-editing technology, in [...]